The Voice of my Addiction



Well, it's nice to finally meet you.
I've been waiting for your call.
I've noticed you've been crying,
And I've watched you pace the halls.

Whatever has been hurting you,
I can make it disappear.
You know you have nothing to lose,
Nothing to live for, nothing to fear.

Thank you for your invention.
I'll be sure not to leave your side.
We'll become very fast acquainted.
My naive child, there's no use trying to hide.

I should probably introduce myself.
I am your very own addiction.
But you cannot be angry with me.
I am you own self-conviction.

I bet you feel rather stupid,
Falling right into my lap.
I'm a master at manipulation.
You'll never escape my trap.

How does it feel to dance with the Devil?
For he and I are one in the same.
God has completely abandoned you,
So you might as well stay in the game.

Are you honestly going to try and beat me?
A useless battle if you want to know.
Go ahead and make an attempt.
Besides, I'm in the mood for a good show.

I guess you think you're special.
But your sobriety has only lasted a year.
I'm still around every corner,
In the back of your mind.
I'm your greatest fear.

I'll always be your dirty little secret.
I won't disappear over time.
Twenty years from now you may falter,
And I'll be the first thing that comes to mind.

A vicious cycle, that's what you're thinking,
But I'm only speaking the truth.
I'm Satan's weapon of mass destruction.
The silent killer of America's youth.

It's genius when you think of it.
Everyone's looking for some Armageddon war.
But what the fools don't realize
Is every day Armageddon walks through their front door.

About this poem

I have had years of drug abuse and in the back of my head I have the voice of my addiction always carrying me down telling myself lies just to keep me on using telling me I can't live without so I wrote this poem to tell people about addiction that the voice isn't really there and if I can beat that addiction anybody can too

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Written on January 25, 2024

Submitted by Joshy1987 on February 25, 2024

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Scheme AXBX ACXC DEXE XDFD XGDG HIAI FJXJ HCKLC XXKL BMDM XNXN
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 1,611
Words 348
Stanzas 11
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 4, 4, 4

Joshua Ewing

I am a 36 year old male that has been through years of pain and abuse but that hasn't kept me down it actually has made me stronger I went through years of drug addiction and what I found out is when I'm sober I like poetry some people paint some people can draw I was gifted with the talent to write I pour my heart and soul into everything that I write. I create these poems for other people that might be going through what I'm going through for inspiration for them more…

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